Unemployment insurance...

What happens after September 4, 2021

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PANDEMIC EMERGENCY UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION (PEUC) CLAIMANTS


Those who do not qualify for a new initial UI claim

  • Have not worked since March 2020.

  • Should not file a new initial UI claim.

  • Seek reemployment and career services at the local American Job Center.

  • Seek social services at the Department of Human Services.

Those who may qualify for a new initial
UI claim after September 4, 2021

  • Must have an expired regular UI claim. Must meet the criteria of successive benefit year:

  • Have returned to work and been paid(5) times your new weekly at least five benefit amounts since the first day of your prior initial claim, and

  • Have been paid wages in at least two
    quarters of your base period, and

  • Have been employed and paid wages for insured work during the base period in an amount equal to no less than 26 times your new weekly benefit amount.

  • Will have a waiting period week with no benefits paid.

  • Will only receive up to your weekly benefit amount – no FPUC or MEUC.

  • Must register for work on HireNet Hawaii.

  • Must make three weekly job search contacts, if not otherwise exempt.

  • If worked in another state, contact that state’s local unemployment or workforce office to see if you may qualify for a new initial UI claim there.

  • Those with the PEUC $25 Option

  • A new initial UI claim will be reinstated.

  • See the information for the Regular Claimants.

PANDEMIC UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE (PUA)

Those that are self-employed

  • Should not file a UI claim.

  • Seek reemployment and career services at the local American Job Center.

  • Seek social services at the Department
    of Human Services.

  • Those that had limited wages or were denied regular UI because of a COVID-19 qualifying reason (childcare, had COVID-19, etc.)

  • Must have an expired regular UI claim.

Must meet the criteria of successive

benefit year:

  • Have returned to work and been paid
    at least five (5) times your new weekly
    benefit amount since the first day of
    your prior initial claim, and

  • Have been paid wages in at least two quarters of your base period, and

  • Have been employed and paid wages
    for insured work during the base period
    in an amount equal to no less than 26
    times your new weekly benefit amount.

  • Will have a waiting period week with
    no benefits paid.

  • Will only receive up to your weekly benefit amount – no FPUC or MEUC.

  • Must register for work on HireNet Hawaii.

  • Must make three weekly job search contacts, if not otherwise exempt.

  • If worked in another state, contact that
    state’s local unemployment or workforce office to see if you may qualify for a new initial UI claim there.

REGULAR CLAIMANTS

Includes those with the PEUC $25 Option.

  • Eligible for 26 weeks of full benefits.

  • Will have a waiting period week with no benefits paid.

  • Will only receive up to your weekly benefit amount – no FPUC or MEUC.

  • Must register for work on HireNet Hawaii.

  • Must make three weekly job search contacts, if not otherwise exempt.

  • Members of a referring union, participating in departmental approved training, or attached to a full-time employer do not have to look for work.

  • File claim certifications based on filing schedule.

  • May seek reemployment and career services at the local American Job Center.

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